Remove default border

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The screenshots have a thin black border by default. Is there a way to turn off the border? I can't find a setting anywhere.
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Sheila Loring

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Which product are you using?

SnagIt, Jing, Capture? And on what platform? Windows, Mac?

Can you share an image showing what you see? Is the border there when you save the image or when you see it in the editor or maybe even somewhere else entirely?
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Sorry, I thought this was the Snagit message board.

I'm using Snagit 2019.16 on Windows 10.
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How are you capturing? Did you define a profile and you use that profile?

My reason for asking for a screen capture to be shared is that it would tell definitively whether you are seeing a border SnagIt is adding while capturing or if perhaps you are seeing what you perceive as a border in the SnagIt editor. It could be either. ;)
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Here you go.



I'm using the Window preset with no border selected.




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Here's what the Snagit window looks like.
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Thanks for the screen captures. I'm not seeing anything in your SnagIt settings that would suggest SnagIt is adding a border. If it were, you would see an entry in that area that reads: Effects.

I'm thinking this may simply be what the window you are capturing looks like after SnagIt grabs it. As an experiment, here are a couple of captures of Windows Notepad on my own PC.

The one on the left is Notepad as it appears in the Windows operating system. Note the shadow surrounding the window. And the one on the right is what SnagIt captures when I choose to capture the Notepad window. Note that my SnagIt is not configured to add any borders or anything.



Perhaps someone from TechSmith will chime in here to tell us what's going on. Personally, I've never really given that thin outline much thought at all.

Cheers... Rick :)
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The only reason I'm asking is that the older screenshots my books were created mainly with FullShot, and they don't have borders. It looks weird for some of the screenshots to have borders. Maybe it's time for everyone to switch to Snagit!

I'd still like to know what's going on. Hopefully TechSmith will lend an opinion.
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Hmmm I might suggest using FullShot (if you have it) and compare with SnagIt?

Because I"m kind of thinking this is a Windows thing. ;)
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Thank you, that tip helped. This is a Windows 10 problem. I got the same result with FullShot.
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Hey Sheila,

I believe what you're capturing is the Windows 10 border.
To the best of my knowledge, it cannot be disabled through settings.

There is a solution.
Create a custom capture Preset.
Use the "Trim" effect to automatically trim 1 Pixel from all sides of your capture.

   

If you assign a hot key to the preset.
The Window you're attempting to capture will not lose focus. Which can alter its appearance.You may or may not desire that change. Its what I encountered when testing.So I thought I would mention it.

Before custom preset.

 

After.


 
Regards,Joe
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Great idea. Thank you.
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It's also possible that Snagit is showing a border for contrast against a light background to define the limits/edges of your image in the editor since it appears that you are using the 'Light' theme. Try capturing an image with Snagit and save it to a known location and then open the saved image with another program to see if the border is actually there.



This is a capture of the SnagIt Editor window with a light background and it 'looks' like there is a thin border around the image.



This is the same image dragged from SnagIt 'Recent' tray into this thread.
This was done with SnagIt 2020.1.0 (Build 4965.)
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The border is there whether I'm looking at it in SnagIt or after inserting the screenshot in a document.